#NieldsXVII Story Contest : Week 14

We really dialed down and got specific this week with our question. There’s nothing like a long winter to get you excited for outdoor concerts though. The winner’s story follows. This has been a great run on stories and we’ll see you again on Monday!

Week 14 Question: What’s your favorite music festival? Why? Are you more Woodstock or Lollapalooza?

Neither! Falcon Ridge and here’s why.

Falcon Ridge is home. It is a bridge between parts of myself. I started going to Falcon Ridge with a group of college friends…it was a summer reunion and time of reconnection. More than 10 years later though, I return to Falcon Ridge each summer for the people I met there..and the community I have forged on that hill and in those fields. These people changed my life, changed the way I looked at myself, changed the way I see myself in this world. They’ve made me laugh and cry. I’ve traveled with them, skied with them, climbed mountains with them, swam in the ocean with them, watched basketball with them. They’ve told their stories and listened to mine. They are some of my favorite and most treasured people. It *is* The Sweetness.

-Kristin

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